Disability Awareness Talk

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Health & Wellness, Science & Technology
Availability: 23
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT+8)

Clementi Public Library

Programme Zone

3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #05-13/14/15 The Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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SPD conducts disability awareness talks to the general public to create awareness of the needs of people with disabilities (PWDs). These talks aim to help participants understand the challenges PWDs face and manage misconceptions about PWDs. Participants will learn about the different types of disabilities, barriers faced by PWDs, disability etiquette and how to interact with PWDs. Assistive technology devices will be showcased during the session to demonstrate how these devices help PWDs overcome the challenges that they face. The talk will also touch on what SPD does and the programmes that SPD offers. Participants will walk away from this talk with more respoect and understanding of PWDs as individuals.

Speaker Profile

Ms Poh Sho Siam is from the Advocacy and Public Education Department in SPD. She coordinates and conducts SPD’s advocacy and outreach events including roadshows, dialogues and talks, to bring about greater public awareness of the needs of people with disabilities. She also writes periodically for SPD’s newsletter, sharing information on disability and showcasing the challenges and successes of persons with disabilities, to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community.

This talk is free but registration is required.

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